Social Work Week – March 5-11

Social Work Week is March 5-11 and this year’s theme is “Social Workers on the Front Line of Real Issues”.  We are so thankful for the social workers at our Society and around the world who #TurnIssuesIntoAnswers everyday.  Show your appreciation for them today!

Thanks to Procter and Gamble

Thanks to Procter and Gamble for their donation of $2,500. It is a very generous donation from the staff group to go toward our youth programming.  The money is raised through staff donations, sales and events. (Pictured above is Joanne Thompson from Procter and Gamble on the left, and Bernadette Gallagher, Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk on the right)

One Vision One Voice

Changing The Ontario Child Welfare System to Better Serve African Canadians

There are 11 practice elements in the OACAS provincial project that include:

  1. Commit to Courageous Leadership
  2. Collect and Analyze Data to Measure Racial Disproportionality and Disparities
  3. Evaluate Programs and Monitor Performance
  4. Allocate Appropriate and Dedicated Resources
  5. Engage African Canadian Parents and Communities
  6. Engage and Educate Mandated Referrers
  7. Establish Effective Internal Complaint Mechanisms
  8. Enhance Human Resource Management
  9. Provide Daily Supervision, Ongoing Training and Supports for Staff, Volunteers and Caregivers
  10. Establish Collaborations and Partnerships
  11. Strengthen the Ability of Caregivers to Support African Canadian Children and Youth

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